There needs to be a way to pedestrians and cyclists to get from the West side of 421 to the East side safely. There a many subdivisions (Hampton Ridge, Carrington, Highland Park, etc) in this area that don't have a safe way of getting to Hays Nature Preserve and the associated Greenways. I would like to see a pedestrian cross walk installed at Taylor and 431 to allow the western side of 431 access to Hays. Sidewalks ...more »
A cinder track (or even gravel) or rubberized track around the Big Springs Park area would encourage Huntsvillians to exercise more and give those of us who already exercise a nice venue to run laps on a soft surface. Sidewalks are bad surfaces for running, and Huntsville has no cinder track at all. The only rubberized tracks for use by the public are far from downtown.
One of the changes that's talked about a lot and seems to get a good bit of support is making Huntsville more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. It seems to me that having more crosswalks would be an obvious way to move in the direction of being more pedestrian friendly. I find it difficult to get across many streets, and especially so when when walking with my two little grandchildren. This is a key area where we aren't ...more »
As Huntsville increases cycle friendly infrastructure, our civic leaders and planners should take a sanctioned trip to western europe. Many other cities are taking advantage of this and benefiting from the best of the best.
The Downtown Square has so much potential. Remove the auto traffic (except one lane on the east side) and create a walking space and plaza areas from the newly claimed area. Let's face it, there's not much parking at the square, so removing the circular traffic will not impact 90% of the drivers, because 90% of us park on the periphery blocks. This move will encourage bikeability and walking. And it's a proven ...more »